was Amening all over this
30 minute Lynda Barry interview with Neal Conan
of the Nation, November 11, 2010. Always happy
to hear more and more folks talking about the importance
of drawing and moving in our lives. We're
physical, kinesthetic beings living this wierdo
world experiencing it through devices, screens,
lens that abstract and flatten our experiences.
her new book, Picture
This: The Near-sighted Monkey Book, Lynda
Barry drew the near-sighted monkey and the meditative
monkey and told us about how drawing those characters
brought her solace through tough times. I could
completely relate. Right after my
Mom's death in October 2009, I went into "craft
therapy" mode making ornaments.
As Barry says, when you move your hand with an object
in it, the story starts to come.
a listen. Doodle. Move.
I started this drawing with the subject sticking
out her tongue. When Barry mentions the tongue/thumb
connection I laughed. I was that
kid always drawing very seriously, often with
tongue sticking out.
I normally crop my photos to remove the edges of
the sketchbook or the edges of paper, tape, walls.
Since this is about the physical, tangible, I left